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Famous Athletes / Sports Person in India and World with their Games

In most of the competitive exams, a few questions are definitely asked related to sports person and their related sport. The questions are like " ___ person belong to which sport? So to clear those questions, here we are providing you a compiled list of All famous sports person / athletes from India and the world.

In recent exams like sbi clerk and po and ibps rrb, there are some questions that belong to sports and their athlete. The below given list will help you learn some of the important sports person names and their game from India and world. You just have to get an idea that who play which game. So you don't need to remember the following list. You just have to give a little insight to get the idea what game belongs to which athlete.

Indian Famous athletes - World famous sports person - Important sports athletes list for Competitive exams preparation like SSC IBPS RBI SBI etc.

Tiger Woods -US, golf.
Dhyan Chand – India, Hockey.
Sir Donald Bradman - Australia, cricket
Usain Bolt –  Jamaica, Race
Brian Lara -West Indies, cricket.
Cristiano Ronaldo -Portugal, football.
Pele -Brazil, footballer.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore – India, Shooting
Muhammad Ali - US, boxing
Sir Viv Richards -West Indies, cricket.
Balbir Singh Sr. – India, Hockey.
Pullela gopichand - India, Bedminton.
Vijay Kumar - , India, Shooting.
Yogeshwar Dutt, India, Wrestling.
Ian Botham -England, cricket.
Imran Khan -Pakistan, cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar – India, Cricket.
Sushil Kumar – India, Wrestling.
Leslie Claudius – India, Hockey.
Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav or KD Jadhav (also known as Pocket dynamo) – India, Wrestling
Famous Sportsperson
Vijender Singh – India, Boxing
Gagan Narang – India, Shooting
Kapil Dev – India, Cricket
Mahesh Bhupathi – India, Tennis
Leander Paes – India, Tennis
Saina Nehwal – India, Bedminton
Jwala gutta – India, Bedminton
Rohan Bopanna – India, Tennis
Sania Mirza – India, Tennis
Don Bradman – India, Cricket
Sunil Gavaskar – India, Cricket
Prakash Padukone – India, Bedminton

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Lionel Messi  – . Argentina, football.
Carl Lewis - US, athletics
Billie Jean King – US, tennis
Eddy Merckx  – . Belgium, cycling.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee -1962-. US, athletics.
Abebe Bikila -Ethopia, athletics.
Al Oerter -US, athletics.
Alex Ferguson -Scotland, football.
Andy Murray -Great Britain, tennis.
Aryton Senna  -1960 –  1994. Brazilian motor racing
Asbel Kiprop -Kenya, athletics.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias 1911-1956 -US, athletics, golf.
Babe Ruth -US, baseball.
Bernard Hinault -France, cycling.
Bill Shankly -Great Britain, football.
Bjorn Borg -Sweden, tennis.
Bo Jackson -US, Baseball.
Bob Beamon -US, athletics.
Bobby Moore -Great Britain,football.
C.B.Fry -England, cricket.
Chris Evert -US, tennis.
Chris Froome -Great Britain, cycling.
Chris Hoy -Great Britain, cycling.
David Beckham -England, football. Won league title in four different countries. 115 appearances for England.
David Campese -Australia, Rugby Union.
Diego Maradona -Argentina, football. Joint FIFA player of Century with Pele. Won 1986 world cup with Argentina.
Emil Zatopek - Czechoslovakia, athletics.
Eric Liddell -Scottish, athletics.
Eusebio -Portugal, football.
Fausto Coppi -Italy, cycling.
Fred Perry -Great Britain, tennis.
Gareth Bale -Wales, football.
Gareth Edwards -Wales, Rugby Union.
George Best -Northern Ireland, football.
Greg Lemond -US, cycling.
Grete Waitz -Norway, athletics.
Haile Gebreselassie -Ethiopia, athletics. 2* Olympic gold in 10,000m. Held world record for marathon for 3 years with 2.03.59
Henry Cooper -Great Britain,boxing.
Hicham El Guerrouj -Morocco, athletics.
Jack Nicklaus -Australia, golf.
Jacques Anquetil -France, cycling.
Jim Thorpe -US, swimming.
Jimmy Connors -US, tennis.
Joe DiMaggio -US, basball.
Johan Cruyff -The Netherlands, football. voted European player of the century.
John McEnroe -US, tennis.
Jonathan Edwards -Wales, Rugby Union.
Jose Mourinho-Portugal, football.
Kelly Slater -US, Surfing.
Kenenisa Bekele -Ethiopia, athletics.
Lance Armstrong -US, cycling.
Lewis Hamilton -motor racing.
Magic Johnson -US, Basketball.
Manny Pacquiao -Phillipines, boxing.
Maria Sharapova -Russia, tennis.
Mark Spitz -US, swimming.
Martina Hingis -Switzerland, tennis.

List of Famous Athletes:
Martina Navratilova -US, tennis.
Michael Johnson -US, athletics.
Michael Jordan -US, basketball.
Michael Phelps -US, Swimming. Won 18 Olympic gold medals, and 22 medals in total.
Michael Schumacher -Germany, motor racing.
Mo Farah -Great Britain, athletics.
Monica Seles -Yugoslavia / US, tennis.
Nadia Comaneci -Romania, gymnastics.
Nick Faldo -Great Britain, golf.
Paavo Nurmi -Finland, athletics.
Paula Radcliffe -Great Britain, athletics.
Rafael Nadal -Spain, tennis.
Rod Laver -Australia, tennis.
Roger Bannister -Great Britain, athletics.
Roger Federer -Switzerland, tennis. Has won 17 single Grand Slam titles. Held no.1 world ranking for 302 weeks overall.
Ronaldhino -Brazil, football.
Sachin Tendulkar -India, cricket. Only player to score 30,000 runs in international cricket. Won world cup with India in 2011.
Sebastian Coe -Great Britain, athletics.
Serge Blanco -France, Rugby Union.
Serguei Bubka -Ukraine, athletics.
Seve Ballesteros -Spain, Golf.
Severiano Ballesteros -golf.
Shane Warne -Australia, cricket.
Sir Gary Sobers -West Indies, cricket. One of greatest all-rounders in the game
Sir Steve Redgrave -Great Britain, rowing.
Steffi Graf -Germany, tennis.
Steve Davis -England, snooker.
Stirling Moss -Great Britain, motor racing.
Tegla Laroupe -Kenya, athletics.
Tegla Laroupe -Kenya, athletics.
W.G. Grace -England, cricket.
Wayne Rooney -England, football.